After a weak start, the German equity capital market picked up at the end of 2012: "With a figure of € 5.84 billion, investments almost reached the level of the previous year," says Chairman of the Executive Board...
"During periods of economic uncertainty, investors are cautious and wary of making new investments and this also currently applies to the private equity market. Having said that, we expect a clear improvement in the...
Windrose Fernreisen Touristik GmbH: Luxury tour operator lays foundations for succession
"Travel is the only suitable means against the acceleration of time", author Thomas Mann oberserved, way back. When travelling with Windrose Fernreisen Touristik GmbH, the world will probably revolve even somewhat slower: The Berlin-based enterprise offers deluxe travels - well beyond package tours and mass tourism. After 35 years in the...More All Case Studies
Q-Cells: Technology made in Germany
This is a textbook example of a German success story - and a success for private equity: Ten years ago, in an industrial estate close to the East-German town of Bitterfeld, three young scientists and one management consultant had the idea to produce solar cells. Today, their vision has turned into the world’s biggest manufacturer for solar...More All Case Studies
Progroup AG: Real equity for European expansion
We all know corrugated sheetboard from the packaging industry where it is used because it is light but at the same time extremely robust. Today, corrugated sheetboard is one of the most used packaging materials in the world - and a lot of it comes from the South German town Landau, home of Progroup AG, Europe’s largest independent...More All Case Studies